Thursday, June 21, 2007

Short Green

A little scarf knitted from yarn created in my second go at spinning. It's a very amateurish 2ply from 50g of crossbreed dyed these gorgeous greens by my personal dyer, the Happy Spider (who has some stuff on eBay at the moment you really should go drool over).

I forgot to measure the metreage but it evened out at about an 8ply, so between 100 and 120m is my guess. This scarf is knitted on 4.5mm needles and measures a tad over a metre.

The sea foam stitch pattern is a good one for uneven handspun and for "stretching" small quantities of yarn.

My pattern for Short Green Sea Foam Scarf.

Using 4.5mm needles cast on 36 stitches.

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K6, *(yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) 4 times, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k6; rep from *.
Row 4: Knit, dropping all yos off the needle.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: k1; *(yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) 4 times, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k6; rep from * twice, (yo) twice, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) 4 times, k1, (yo) 3 times, k1, (yo) twice, k1.
Row 8: Knit, dropping all yos off the needle.

Repeat rows 1 to 8. Cast off when you're all done.

This is really stretchy - you can block it hard and get a reasonable length scarf.

3 comments:

Jejune said...

Thank you for the pattern - and what beautiful yarn! Well done!! It must feel so satisfying to wear something you've spun and knit yourself.

2paw said...

Oh, I scrolled down and there was the wondrous green scarf!! It is beautiful!! I have used the seafoam pattern and it is great but I had never thought of a scarf......

Andy's Crafts said...

Thanks for the great Pattern, I will use it in a Mystery KnitAlong, and will disclose your blog link at the end. Let me know if it is Ok with you?